What is a 17-year-old mother's rights to her child?
I believe she has full rights to her child as would an adult. why do you ask? are you planning on removing the child? is she harming the child? if so please remove the child if the abuse is really bad. if not please get this mother help for her and her child. find them a good church and pray for her.
Can the father who only has visitation rights keep the child what is the mothers rights if the dad wont bring the child back?
Can a dad sign over his rights to his child if there is no one in the mothers life to adopt the child?
He has just as many rights to the child as the mother does. It is his child too after all. HOWEVER- his rights are not as cut and dry as are the mothers. If his name is NOT on the birth certificate he has NO rights. At that point he would be required to pay for DNA testing to prove it is his child before he can do anything. Then and only then can he…